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Impact Statement
By sharing your time and expertise, you can help youth in Waterloo Region access the knowledge, skills and connections required to be successful in their future careers.

The Business & Education Partnership connects local educators with community members who want to volunteer their time and expertise to support students' career development. We are seeking community members who would like to be added to our roster of community career speakers. When you apply, you will be able to indicate what kinds of topics or learning activities you are interested in sharing and where you are located or willing to travel or not in Waterloo Region (including virtually).

Volunteers have the option to accept or decline invitations but we hope that will fulfill at least one request per year.

Position Qualifications

Ideal for: An Individual
Age: 20+

Area(s) of Interest: Children/Youth, Communication/Public Relations, Mentoring / Tutoring

Skill(s): Cultural Awareness/Sensitivity, Public Speaking/Presentation Skills, Motivate Others, Empathy, Adaptability

Training / Work Condtions

Training Details: The BEP provides presentation tips and resources to help community members effectively share their knowledge, expertise and/or career story with local students. Speakers are bringing their own story to life for students. Some preparation is expected.
Working Conditions: Volunteering in local schools and/or virtually under the supervision of school staff.
Accessibility: Designated accessible parking space, Support Newcomers
Transportation: Car required

Time Commitment

Duration: 7 - 12 months
Weekday - Daytime
Time is flexible to your availability and varies based on the needs of the educator seeking a volunteer. For example, a speaking opportunity in a classroom may be only an hour or less.

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Jennifer Birnstihl
74 Queen Street North Kitchener, N2H 2H3
Kitchener,Township of Wilmot,Township of Woolwich,Township of Wellesley,Waterloo,Cambridge,Township of North Dumfries,Virtual

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1454 King Street East, Unit 3
Kitchener ON N2G 2N7

Phone: 519 742 8610

Monday - Thursday
9 am - 4 pm
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